Blackbutt is the gateway to the South Burnett region of South East Queensland. A former timber town, Blackbutt is home to a growing number of people looking for a tree change. Wiikirri is situated only 400 metres from the town centre and is perfect for a stroll at some time during your stay. In Blackbutt you will find an art gallery and collectables shop along with a terrific bakery. Your stay may well coincide with one of the many shows, festivals or expos that fill Blackbutt’s annual calendar of events. Every year there is the local show, a garden expo, rodeo and Christmas festival along with many other music events and art exhibitions.
Feeling active, then forests and trails abound nearby. These trails can be explored on foot, mountain bike or horseback. A popular new trail stretches for 22km from Blackbutt to Linville traversing the range on what was once the railway line. For a bush walk and picnic then don’t forget that this region is home to the Bunya Mountains.
The South Burnett is well known for growing peanuts, but it is also the perfect climate for growing grapes and so has become the fastest growing wine region in Queensland. Award winning cheese makers also call the South Burnett home. In any case a very pleasant day can be spent visiting the many cellar doors, sampling the wine and tasting the local produce. Enjoy a platter or lunch looking out on some superb scenic rural views. If you time it right then you may be able to take in the Food and Wine Show held every March in Kingaroy.
Country markets are held every month in every town in the district. You may just stumble across a small treasure amongst the huge range of merchandise on offer.
Away from the city lights the one thing the country does best is to turn on a brilliant night sky. Even with the naked eye the sky is packed with stars. For a closer look the Maidenwell Observatory does regular, very informative viewings of the night sky.